Fallout 4 Contraptions Workshop is Leading to Companion Torture

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The release of Fallout 4‘s Contraptions Workshop today leads to some players using the DLC’s assets to commit unsavory acts of torture against the game’s companions.

No doubt once Fallout 4‘s Contraptions Workshop DLC was revealed during Bethesda’s E3 2016 press conference last week, the gears started turning in the the post-apocalyptic RPG’s fans’ heads as they immediately began dreaming up wildly fantastical structures and devices to improve their settlements. However, now that the Contraptions Workshop has officially released today as the game’s first instance of DLC for the summer of 2016, some players are using the game’s add-on for much more nefarious purposes, such as torturing some of the open world title’s companions.

Take for instance the YouTuber who goes by the name of Father, whose name could actually be interpreted as subtle, yet direct reference to the dad of Fallout 4‘s protagonist the Sole Survivor—that is, if the user’s profile picture on the video sharing site is any indication. At any rate, the YouTuber captured non-playable characters (NPCs) like Preston Garvey and Mama Murphy in pillories, and then went on to construct a device to perpetually launch teddy bears directly at their faces.

As seen in the top video below at around the 2 minute mark, Father constructs the pillories for Fallout 4‘s NPCs, and it seems as if they willingly accept their fate of being locked up for an indefinite period of time. Perhaps the most hilarious thing about the whole situation, though, is that almost immediately after being freed from the contraption, Preston Garvey immediately asks if the Sole Survivor’s ready to take back a specific settlement.

While Father’s use of Fallout 4‘s new DLC to torture companions is plain enough, the YouTuber IAGO lives up to the Machiavellian tendencies attached to the mantle of the Shakespearean character of the same name by crafting a complicated Rube Goldberg device built solely to shoot paintballs at Preston Garvey’s butt. Rather than describe the needlessly intricate designs of the creation, it’s best for fans to simply watch the clip above as it unfolds.

Should Fallout 4 fans believe that Father and IAGO didn’t truly tap into their darker sides with the torturing of innocent companions and NPCs, players will soon have the chance to go full villain with the release of the game’s Nuka World expansion. As it happens, would-be Wastelanders will be allowed to embrace the role of the bad guy, as the DLC allows fans to become an evil Raider in an old amusement park.

Of course, once Bethesda accomplishes its goal to increase the Xbox One mod limit size and finishes smoothing out all of the problems on the PlayStation 4’s mod beta, we ought to end up encountering even wilder and more heinous devices from the Contraptions Workshop DLC and see the torment of Fallout 4‘s enemies and companions alike across all platforms. Taking all of this into consideration, should developers have included the franchise’s once-present karma system in Fallout 4, players like Father and IAGO would definitely end up being classified as a couple of the Wasteland’s worst Devils.

Fallout 4 is out now and is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Father – YouTube, IAGO – YouTube (via Kotaku)